Price transparency in healtchare reform

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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Wonderful. I’d also appreciate a list of reasons someone might pay appreciably (5%?) more or less than that particular price if it comes out that there is an appreciable (5%?) amount of people who end up paying more or less than that.Report

  2. Avatar Scott says:

    Insurance companies can get better prices b/c they bring more customers to the hospital, i.e. a volume discount. Many times a mark up in costs is due to the fact that a hospital has to make up for the the fact the Medicaid and Medicare don’t reimburse a hospital the full value of a procedure, so the hospital has to increase the price of another good or service. The article below is a god example.

    http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20091221/CAPITOLNEWS/912210311Report

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